R. Stevie Moore
R. Stevie Moore is a rock musician and singer-songwriter known for his unconventional style and who is often described as a true original. He bypassed the traditional recording industry by self-releasing thousands of songs through the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club, a mail-order operation. His music is a unique blend of classic pop influences, arty experimentalism, idiosyncratic lyrics, and wild stylistic shifts.
Moore was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1952 to legendary session musician Bob Moore and grew up in a musical environment. He mastered several instruments as a child and began recording at an early age. Moore moved to northern New Jersey in 1978 after his records received positive attention in the punk and new wave scene in New York. Despite being a home-recording loner, he has continued to record throughout his career, seeing a spike in recognition by the late 2000s when emerging lo-fi artists cited him as a primary influence. He has released several collections of his work and collaborated with fellow musicians such as Jad Fair and Jason Falkner.